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September 22, 2017

Honoring Constitution
U.S. Constitution Day occurred September 17th to commemorate the Founder’s completion of the U.S. Constitution, September 17, 1787: Was it on your calendar? Did you honor it?
Most calendars do not mention it, and today’s schools tend to ignore it.
The U.S. Constitution fol-lows from the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation: It was ratified by the colonies in 1789. At that time, the colonies became states and the federal government was given certain enumerated powers, with the states holding those not enumerated. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Supports Stern
To all the people who aren’t liking Mr. Stern’s inclusion of news beyond La Conner in the paper, I would like to respectfully remind you of one fact. When the paper was owned by Ms. Vest and Ms. Stokes those ladies often chose to include stories that were originally written by reporters based in Olympia, and covered stories regarding news coming out of our state’s capitol.
Again, I say this with respect, but I don’t remember reading any letters of complaint during that time period.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wishing everyone could just get along
I love waking up every day in this very special town wondering what the day will bring. My days begin at what is affectionately called “Dog Beach.” While walking here I feel my soul soar with the wildlife, water, surrounding fields and Mount Baker off in the distance. A little “piece of heaven.”
Recently half of this “piece of heaven” was taken away when property rights and lack of respect and kindness took hold.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Beach private property
Who is stealing and vandaliz-ing?
Who is jeopardizing our fragile eco-system?
Who is doing this to trespass in sweet La Conner?
You might have walked the beautiful beach along the Swinomish Channel thinking it was public property. It is an idyllic place for children and dogs to run, swim, and enjoy nature. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Agree: Local is local
I must agree with Lou Keller. I was very hesitant in keeping my subscription, but thought I’d give you a chance.
I don’t want to hear about anything other than what’s going on in my Community. In my beloved little town La Conner. If I want to hear what’s happening outside of the Community, I’ll search for it.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Colin Kaepernick, a brave patriot
Regarding Dick Nord’s letter to the editor last week: I agreed with everything he said, but not quite as strongly. I’m 90 years old and have been a strong 49er supporter from their start many years ago. They had a 20-year dynasty in the 70s and 80s, but it finally ended. It wasn’t until Colin Kaepernick came along and took the 49ers all the way back to the Super Bowl that their dignity was restored.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Flag and football
Dear Mr. Michael Bennett,
Mr. Bennett, you have offended me.
Others feel as I do, and I hope they also show their disdain for your actions.
I was and remain a United States Marine. I proudly stand tall for the United States of America when any of its symbols are displayed. You see I served with those that fought and gave their lives for our flag, our anthem, our country, and yes, our freedom.
Having visited Arlington Cemetery, I have seen our bravest being laid to rest, and honored with a flag draped coffin while Taps sounded the final note to a most significant life. I’ve seen a neatly folded flag being placed in the hands of a grieving mother, wife or relative who will forever cope with that loss and the memory of that day.
Please take a moment to think about them as you sit during the next national anthem. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pow wow news
Wow! What great coverage of the Swinomish Pow Wow last week. Nearly the entire front page. It was unfortunate that we couldn’t have had just a fraction of that coverage pre-event the week before. 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Local news means local
This letter is in response to the comment you made in your article titled, “My Country, My World, Near and Far.” In your article you make the rhetorical statement that, “Maybe you are asking why the editor of your small-town paper is writing about atomic bombs, endless war, and climate change.” 
Well, aside from whatever personal drive you may have to become a national journalistic figure, yes, I am kind’a curious.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Musings -- On the editor's mind
Since coming to La Conner I have truly learned what being rooted means. Whether Gail Thulen telling me that when his grandson graduates from WSU and comes home he will be the family’s sixth generation farmer or Bobbi Krebs reflecting on her grandmother’s coming around 1903, or hearing Wallaces remember their family’s arrival that same year, clearly Skagit Valley roots run deep. Across the country these are classic American stories.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Paper's Founders: Thanks
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pioneer Market thanks
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New lights
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Park contribution
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Basic rights
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Give a gallon of milk
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Anonymous kindness
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Levy Appreciation
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Firefighter appreciation
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Reservation land
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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